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Table 2 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation outcomes

From: The protective effects of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor, sildenafil on post-resuscitation cardiac dysfunction of cardiac arrest: by regulating the miR-155-5p and miR-145-5p

  SA group (n = 8) Sildenafil group (n = 8) Sildenafil + L-NAME group (n = 8)
Number of defibrillatory shocks 4.31 ± 1.62 2.91 ± 0.83 3.72 ± 0.71
Cumulative defibrillation energy (J) 145.01 ± 33.41 95.02 ± 33.41*# 115.23 ± 23.14*
Duration of CPR before ROSC (min) 6.12 ± 2.21 4.71 ± 1.32 5.43 ± 1.58
6-h survival 3 7* 6*
24-h survival 1 7*# 4*
  1. Values are mean ± SD or number (n)
  2. SA saline, ROSC restoration of spontaneous circulation, CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  3. *p < 0.05 vs. SA group, #p < 0.05 vs. Sildenafil+L-NAME group